JamBase & HeadCount Urge You To GoVote Today

By Scott Bernstein Nov 4, 2014 6:00 am PST

Today is the Midterm Elections and if things go like they have in the past than voter turnout amongst young people will be half of what it is during a presidential election. Our friends at HeadCount.org, which was co-founded by Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits, are trying to change that troubling statistic with their #GoVote campaign. HeadCount.org has enlisted the help of over 300 entertainers to help promote their message including: Trey Anastasio, Stephen Colbert, Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy. Today, all of these entertainers will be posting a picture on social media of themselves holding a sign reading, “#GoVote” with the hopes that it will encourage people to get out and vote.

The 300+ entertainers involved average over one million social media followers each across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, totalling more than 350 million. The number of participants and their popularity makes #GoVote one of the largest Election Day social media efforts ever.

“The incumbent Congress is the least popular in history, so we can’t leave it to the candidates alone to inspire people,” said Marc Brownstein, HeadCount’s co-founder and bass player in The Disco Biscuits. “We’re trying to get the message across that being dissatisfied is a bad reason not to vote – it’s the exact reason why participation is so important.”

So please, make the effort to get out there and vote. If you have any questions about how/where to vote, head to www.headcount.org/govote/, where you can find the most comprehensive election information hub on the internet -including a polling place finder, ID requirements, and what’s on each ballot.

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